The change in rainfall patterns has a huge impact on Kenya because 98% of the countrys agriculture is rain-fed. Agriculture also accounts for 70% of the workforce and about 25% of the annual GDP.
West Africas coastal areas host about one third of the regions population and generate 56% of its GDP.
More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.
Extreme heat events in Africa like the ones in 2015 and 2009/2010 might be reduced by 10% and 20% respectively under 1.5℃ of global warming level compared to under 2℃ level.
Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will have an installed generating capacity of 6000MW. This is similar in size to the worlds largest nuclear power station, Japans Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.